|

Scientists discovered the “blocks of life” have fallen to the Ground meteorites

The researchers suggest that the place of origin of such crystals was of the dwarf planet Ceres

Photo: pixabay

Scientists have discovered two meteorites that were spinning in the asteroid belt, and then fell to the Ground, water and complex chemical compounds. Meteorites were the first in which was found “blocks of life”, according to ZN.ua with reference to the publication Phys.org.

The researchers studied the chemical composition of crystals of rock salt inside meteorites that fell to Earth in 1998. With the help of x-rays, scientists found that inside the crystals are inclusion of saturated salt aqueous solution and organic molecules. Including amino acids, their precursors, hydrocarbons and other compounds that play on the Earth important biological role.

According to the researchers, the chemical compounds formed in the meteorites some 4.5 billion years ago. “If life existed somewhere in the early stages of development of the Solar system, this meteorite has raised the possibility of its preservation in its crystals,” said the scientists.

The researchers suggest that the place of origin of such crystals was of the dwarf planet Ceres. According to scientists, their discovery suggests that life existed in the early Solar system, and could travel from one celestial body to another.

Leave a comment

Confirm that you are not a bot - select a man with raised hand: